Pakistan Government Forgets Mehdi Hassan on First Death Anniversary
It has been a year since the death of ghazal maestro Mehdi Hassan but the promises to build a mausoleum and museum in Pakistan in his memory are a distant dream with his first death anniversary even being apparently overlooked.
Indian Ocean Guitarist Susmit Sen Leaves Band
Susmit Sen, the co-founder and guitarist of India’s most successful rock band, Indian Ocean, has decided to quit after 23 years.
Singer Shweta Subram Honored at Radio City Freedom Awards
Singer Shweta Subram’s song “Mere Saajan Sun Sun,” a collaboration with Shankar Tucker, won the Planet Radio City Popular Choice Award at the first-ever Radio City Freedom Awards (RCFA) here May 30.
‘Producers, Actors Don’t Like My Voice Anymore,’ Says Shaan
With the new crop of playback singers on the Indian music scene, there is very little we get to hear from Shaan, and he says it is the producers and composers who are no longer interested in having his voice in their projects.
ULFA Objects to Hindi Song by Zubeen Garg
The anti-talk faction of the United Liberation Front of Assam (ULFA) Apr. 18 condemned Assam’s popular singer Zubeen Garg for singing Hindi songs in Rongali Bihu functions and warned they would not be responsible for any consequences following the singer’s refusal to obey their diktat.
Veteran Tamil Music Composer T.K. Ramamurthy Passes Away
Veteran Tamil film music composer T.K. Ramamurthy, credited with producing timeless tunes in the company of fellow composer M.S. Viswanathan in the 1960s, passed away here Apr. 17 after a brief illness.
Pandit Ravi Shankar’s Last Recording Release
The last recordings of the world-renowned Indian sitar maestro Pandit Ravi Shankar will be released in May this year as the first posthumous release after his death in December 2012.
Ajay Devgn Supports Music Director Allan Vaz
After delivering ten hits off his debut Konkani album “Go Goa” in 2008, Mumbai-based singer-music director Allan Vaz is back with his second album, “Goenchim Festam.”
‘Aashiqui 2’ Music Launch Strikes a Sentimental Chord
It was on a sentimental yet happy note that the music of T-Series’ and Vishesh Films’ co-production “Aashiqui 2” was released at Sudeep Studios in the suburb of Khar April 8.
Sunidhi Chauhan Records First Tagore Album
Making her debut in the domain of Rabindra Sangeet, popular singer Sunidhi Chauhan has described her new album “Tagore & We – 2” as a conceptual album in which Rabindranath Tagore has been interpreted globally.
Sony Music, Balaji Pictures Ink Three-Film Music Deal
Sony Music Entertainment and Balaji Motion Pictures have signed a three-film music deal for the production house’s upcoming movies “Ek Thi Daayan,” “Shootout at Wadala” and “Kuku Mathur Ki Jhand Ho Gayi.”
Ayushmann's ‘Nautanki Saala’ Numbers Ride Ormax Heartbeats Charts
“Nautanki Saala” is making waves with its songs. Though “Dil Ki To Lag Gayi,” the best song, is yet not in the big league, the Ayushmann Khurrana-rendered “Saadi Galli Aaja” and “Mera Mann Kehne Lagaa” have become huge.
B-Grade Movies Deliver Below-Average Music
This is Sachin-Jigar’s weakest score in recent years, suffering mainly from trite lyrics and an entity called Atif Aslam. Little wonder then “Thoda Thoda” (Shreya Ghoshal with Sachin of the duo) is pulled down by the verse and the remaining three tracks by Aslam.
Sonal Chauhan’s ‘Kaise Bataaoon’ Shines in ‘3G’
By his standards, Mithoon does a fair job in some songs. “Kaise Bataaoon” (KK-Sonal Chauhan) is the first pick as it is well sung by both the artists, actress Chauhan being the surprise element. The contabile version by Abhishek Nailwal is alright.
Music of 'Saheb Biwi Aur Gangster Returns' Disappoints
Listen to the most “thanda” item song in recent times, “Media Se Keh Doon Kya Main” (Paroma Dasgupta). Though some of the lyrics (Sandeep Nath) are inspired, the song is almost instantly forgettable.